The Los Angeles Times conducted one of those fun anonymous polls to find out what those in the NBA really think about their opponents. They asked 24 coaches and assistants who the dirtiest player in the NBA is, and unsurprisingly 13 of them voted for Cavaliers point guard Matthew Dellavedova. They cited him injuring Kyle Korver’s ankle, falling onto Al Horford and causing Horford to drop the People’s Elbow, and pissing off Taj Gibson.
The others receiving votes were (in order) Steven Adams, Andrew Bogut, Matt Barnes, and Serge Ibaka. The top three vote getters all come from Australia and New Zealand, which is pretty interesting considering that there are only eight such players in the NBA (nine if you count Kyrie Irving).
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